Hi, I am 28 years old and I had an accident on July 3rd which ended me with this: I am going to have to have my front 2 teeth pulled and I want to know what is the best option. I just can not imagine having my front 2 teeth being able to pull them in & out. How unsexy is that at night when I go to bed with dh? I am so depressed about this. What about implants is that worth the money. I mean I am young, so I want something permanent. Any replies would be greatly appreciated. THank you.
I would seek out a prosthodontist. I have a partial now and I will have my implants placed in August. I HATE this partial. I am 54 years old. Also, there may be problems later on with the teeth the partials connect to. You are so young, I would definitely check out implants.
A Maryland Bridge.
What a Maryland Bridge is, is an appliance that has an artificial tooth called a pontic that has two clasps, (also known as wings), one on either side of the artificial tooth. The wings are then cemented onto the tongue side of the teeth on either side of the space. Should the Maryland Bridge ever become loose, the metal wings can be re-etched and the appliance can be cemented back on.
This appliance is an appliance where the teeth next to the space are prep'd for a crown. The bridge is simply an artificial tooth, (pontic), attached to a crown on either side. The bridge is cemented onto the teeth next to the space. If the bridge becomes loose or falls completely out, it can be recemented.
An implant is a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone. This small titanium screw will act much like the root of a tooth, providing support for the replacement tooth, as the bone begins to bond to the implant. The next step of the procedure involves a tiny post inserted into the implant itself. After this post is placed, the replacement tooth then fits into the post, locking the artificial tooth into place. Dental implants are permanent and can only be removed by an oral surgeon.
Consult with your dentist and see which options are available for you as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option. From there you will be able to make an educated descision as to what option is best for you.